All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
A question that sometimes drives me hazy: Am I, or the others, crazy?
A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
Sickness is mankind's greatest defect.
All sins are attempts to fill voids.
There are four million different kinds of animals and plants in the world. Thatís four million solutions to the problem of staying alive.
The world would be happier if men had the same capacity to be silent that they have to speak.
No mortal can keep a secret. If the lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore.
There is no marvel in a woman learning to speak, but there would be in teaching her to hold her tongue.
Though I love my country, I do not love my countrymen.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
These are people who are capable of devotion, public devotion, to justice. They meant what they said and every day that passes, they mean it more.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.